It was a weekend at last. A perfect day to enjoy a day after receiving a month's pay.
As soon as I woke up, I browsed over a buy and sell magazine.
I wanted to buy so many things. Perhaps this time I'd get a new add on
to my already crowded room or a new gadget I have desired upon seeing it on a commercial break on TV. Though, I really wasn't sure what I really wanted when the door bell suddenly rang.
I hurried down to open it. I thought it must be some salesman with goods to offer.
Upon pulling the hard wooden door, I was surprised to see an old disheveled man.
"What is this all about?
"Good day, sir. If you will kindly help me...
I believed it must be some folk acting up. But I continued to Iisten.
"Please sir...My young girl's sick with pneumonia we need to bring her to the hospital for treatment. We don't have anything. Perhaps I could mow your lawn for some money?"
With that tone on his voice, I could hear a sincere and urgent plea.
I reasoned everything out before giving an alm. I believed everyone should strive harder and extremely harder until one gets to find the way to ease his life.
But of course it wasn't my case. The opportunities were there to facilitate in bringing out the best in me. My parents ascertained I got a good college degree and I were given the right tools when I needed these.
I figured out that life was just unfair to them. Their despondency far outweighed their easiness. But I could help reduce the weight of their burden if I could share some blessing and if everyone else would do the same.
Without further reasoning out, and not letting my mind control my heart further, I dashed upstairs to get my wallet and pick some bills to share to this man. I wasn't in the mood anyway to purchase another clutter that will satisfy me for just a fleeting moment.
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